Professor and Director of Research & Scholarship

Wilai Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Professor and Director of Research & Scholarship


BS, Nursing & Midwifery, Sappasittiprasong Nursing College, Thailand
MS, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Kansas
PhD, Nursing, University of Kansas

Phone Number

Office: 816.423.4688


Independence Campus

Professor and Director of Research & Scholarship

Dr. Rojjanasrirat teaches graduate level, online nursing research, evidence-based practice, DNP practice improvement project (capstone), and biostatistics courses. Educating nursing students to understand and apply research in clinical practice is vital in preparing them to become partners and leaders in improving patient outcomes and healthcare system.

Her passion in research focuses on promoting and supporting breastfeeding mothers, health promotion in vulnerable populations, psychometric development and testing, and educational outcome evaluation. Her research findings have been disseminated through conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. One of her most recent works was a contribution to a book chapter on Employment and Breastfeeding in Wambach & Spencer, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 6th edition in 2021.

My husband and I live in Olathe, Kansas. When not teaching, we enjoy traveling, reading, singing karaoke, and cooking Thai food. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” – Lao Tzu